Two accused of filing false robbery report

Timothy Lainhart

Timothy Lainhart

Clyde Steele

Clyde Steele

Two Golden Gate Estates men were arrested Thursday after Collier County sheriff's deputies said they reported a robbery that never happened.

Around 9:30 p.m., deputies were called to the Walgreens at 12955 Collier Blvd. Timothy Scott Lainhart, 29, and Clyde Clayton Steele, 66, said a tattooed man on a pink bicycle snatched a denim bag filled with Steele's prescription pills, according to an arrest report.

A deputy who reviewed security footage, however, was unable to find evidence of a robbery. Another corporal on the scene heard Lainhart tell Steele to "hurry up with this so we can get those new pills," a report said.

Investigators later found the denim bag inside Lainhart's car.

Lainhart, of the 400 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast, faces charges of making a false report, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Steele, who listed the same address as Lainhart, faces a charge of making a false report.

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